Harbour master

The tasks of a Harbour Master is expected to perform include:

Exercising administrative control of docks and wharves

Controlling movement of vessel in and out of port

Allocating duty to Pilot, Ship

Controlling floating crafts and marine staff of port

Ability to ensure that efficient management for all marine operations are carried out

Familiar with the responsibility for overall in charge of all navigational aids, floating craft, spares and fenders in the marine department

Familiar with the responsibility for the discipline of all employees in the marine department

Knowledge of arranging for periodical soundings and drawings of berths and navigational areas

Ability to arrange for changing of fenders at quay berths and west and north quays

Knowledge of conducting enquiries into any pollution by the vessels

Proficient in supervising anti-pollution measures and collecting clean up and penal charges

Ability to ensure that all shipping correspondences are dealt with

Knowledge of piloting vessels in and from harbour

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

Highly motivated and self-driven

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It is a not a desk job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Port usually works for 7 days a week and for 10/12 hours every day. This may vary from port to port

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stress, fatigue, ear pain due to noise, dust, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to rising temperatures, fire, hazardous cargo, ambient air quality, bunkering which leads to oil spill, etc.

For Harbour Master - INR 40,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

Indian Navy

Government of India

Cities across India

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Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies

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